Archive for October 11th, 2011



LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 2011: The iconic 1967 film The Graduate ends with protagonist Benjamin Braddock (famously played by Dustin Hoffman) interrupting the wedding of his true love by banging on the church window from a loft at its rear and screaming her name, just as she is about to kiss her soon-to-be husband. The two elope, ditching the wedding guests and, we presume, society’s suffocating mores. The scene and a number of subsequent scenes of comedic homage (Bubble Boy, Wayne’s World 2) were shot at La Verne United Methodist in La Verne, California. However, for the parishioners of LVUM, such moments of celebrity are but fun anecdotes, and the real life and work of the church is like any other. And like so many other churches, LVUM was suffering from a terrible audio system (installed shortly after the filming of The Graduate!) and there was no video system more

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Blackstar Amplification Presents Encore “Blackstar Blitz� Events at Premier Dealers Throughout U.S.

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— Back by popular demand, “Blitz� events offer prizes, hands-on demos and more —

MELVILLE, NY, October 11, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification is bringing back their special “Blackstar Blitz� events at premier dealers across the United States, in response to requests for additional dates and locations. Guitarists and amp aficionados alike will be able to hear Blackstar’s tube, high-gain British amps and the HT tube-driven pedals in all their glory. From the bone-crushing Series One and hand-wired Artisan Series, to the affordable HT Venue Series and HT-1 and HT-5 practice amps, Blackstar lets players realize “the sound in their head.�

Blackstar product experts will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound – inspired by sounds from USA to the U.K. and anywhere in between – using Blackstar’s proprietary ISF (Infinite Shape more

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Sound Designer Aaron Guice Takes Sound Devices to the Streets Of L.A. With High-End, Multi-Platform Jennifer Lopez Fiat Campaign

Depends On Compact Size and Performance of 702 Portable Digital Sound Recorder

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 11, 2011 — Sound Designer Aaron Guice is notorious for teaming up with directors who push the limits of commercial and film projects. Recently, when he collaborated with director Paul Hunter, known for creating robust and cinematic environments for action-packed commercials and music videos, on the Jennifer Lopez/Fiat 500 Cabrio campaign, Guice selected Sound Devices 702 Portable Digital Sound Recorder to join him on location. Whether he was positioned on the backseat floor of the Fiat 500 Cabrio or amidst a screaming crowd of people, the 702 recorder was the perfect portable solution.

“For this campaign in particular, I was asked to do a lot of on-set, live recordings,� says Guice, who had recently purchased the 702 for a recording involving Lenny Kravitz, where a larger setup entailing a laptop with ProTools would more

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Green Cove Springs, FL – October 2011… Situated roughly 15 miles due south of Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs is a charming town of roughly 7,000 people that sits along the St. Johns River and serves as the county seat of Clay County, FL. It is also the home of the Clay County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), whose mission is to protect the lives and property of the local citizens and visitors from the adverse effects of fire, medical, environmental, and other emergencies—both natural and manmade—while providing a safe and healthy work environment. The new EOC commenced operation in May and, to manage a wide range of audio signals inherent in a facility of this nature, a Lectrosonics ASPEN SPN1624 16 input / 24 output audio processor was placed into service. more

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